My name is Charlotte Nicholls and I am the Parent Support Advisor for Aldington Primary School. My role here is to provide pastoral support to parents/ carers and to help with any issues that you may have in relation to supporting your children either at home or at school. At some point, we all need a bit of support. This can take many forms from the need for a friendly chat, the chance to offload the stresses of the day to advice on child development, attendance, health, behaviour, finance and other sensitive matters.
If you have a personal concern or school related issue, then I am here to offer support. I have access to a number of agencies who may be able to provide assistance to you and your family. I will be happy to signpost them to you.
I liaise with all school staff where necessary and appropriate, always in the best interests of your children and family. I work impartially and confidentially in a non-judgemental manner, providing an understanding ‘listening ear’ if you ever need advice or support. I also make a good cup of coffee, so do pop in for a chat!
As Parent Support Advisor (PSA) my role is varied, but my primary role is to support families that need some extra help. By doing this we aim to remove potential barriers to learning and encourage a positive involvement with your child's education.
My office hours are:
I will be on the playground before school on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays, and am happy to chat with you then or arrange a time to meet you. I may not have all the answers but we can work together to find them and move forward positively – I find just by starting a conversation we can start to feel better!
Out of office hours you can leave an email (I can be contacted on: firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact the school office and leave a message.
I look forward to meeting you and please remember, any query, large or small, I am here to help.
Knowing how to respond to questions or recognise age-appropriate behaviours in children can be difficult, but absolutely key to the development of healthy sexual behaviours. The above leaflets give some very informative advice about what is acceptable and healthy, and what could be potential harmful.
Talking about children and sexual behaviours isn't always easy, but please take the time to read and understand the "normal" behaviours children can and do exhibit.
NSPCC's "Let's Talk PANTS" campaign is a fantastic guide on how to have simple conversations with our children to encourage them to stay safe. Click on the relevant links above to find out more.
The NSPCC also offer some helpful and informative guidance on age appropriate sexual behaviours. Visit the below link to find out more.
If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful.